The identities and personal information of thousands of people have been published online following an FBI-linked breach. Apparently, a hacker group breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association. It’s now been confirmed that the names, jobs, email addresses – and home addresses – of thousands of FBI agents and staff.
Some of the identities even include "people being watched by the FBI." In a statement, the FBI National Academy Associates said three of its local chapters were hacked and "personal information has been obtained to be sold on the web." However, the national database remains unaffected. The name of the group behind the hack isn't being named and a federal investigation is underway, but the hackers themselves are unrepentant.
“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” one of the hackers tells “Tech Crunch.” “Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites.” And when asked if that data could potentially put FBI agents and other law enforcement personnel at risk, the hacker replied: “Probably, yes.” As for the end goal of the group, the answer was even more disturbing: “Experience and money.”